Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Drs. Kronenwett or Block
and receive a straightforward answer.
Drs. Kronenwett and Block and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before and after every use
- Disposable materials whenever possible
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure which is calibrated and tested for efficiency on a regular basis by an outside independent agency.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.